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Immigrants protest beefed up ICE enforcement in six Central Valley-Central Coast communities

Farm workers, DACA recipients, other immigrants and their allies will gather on Monday, March 5 in six Central Valley and Central Coast cities to denounce recent beefed up ICE enforcement actions in major California farming regions. The United Farm Workers and UFW Foundation are organizing their members to turn out since ICE agents have been stopping, interrogating and sometimes detaining farm workers and other immigrants as they go to and from work in the state’s two largest agricultural areas.

The immigrants and their supporters will demonstrate against enforcement activities targeting hard working people who have not violated the law. Many of them toil and sacrifice in the fields to feed America and much of the world. Protesters in Hanford, Visalia and Modesto will occupy the offices of Republican U.S. Reps. David Valadao, Devin Nunes and Jeff Denham, respectively. A general meeting to decry ICE actions will be held on Tuesday in the Tulare County farm worker town of Orosi.

Who: Farm workers, Dreamers, other immigrants and supporters organized by the United Farm Workers and UFW Foundation.

What: Denouncing recent beefed up ICE enforcement against law-abiding immigrants in major farming regions of the Central Valley and Central Coast.

When/Where:

Hanford—11 a.m.-12 p.m., Monday, March 5, 2018, occupying the office of Rep. David Valadao, 101 No. Irwin St., Hanford 93230.

Visalia—2-5 p.m., Monday, March 5, 2018, occupying the office of Rep. Devin Nunes, 113 No. Church St., Visalia 93291.

Modesto—4-5 p.m., Monday, March 5, 2018, occupying the office of Rep. Jeff Denham, 4701 Sisk Rd., Suite 202, Modesto 95356.

Salinas—6 p.m., Monday, March 5, 2018, general meeting to protest ICE enforcement, UFW/UFW Foundation office, 437 East Alisal St., Salinas 93905.

Bakersfield—4-5 p.m., Monday, March 5, 2018, protest at the Kern County Liberty Bell on the corner of Chester Ave. & Truxton Ave., Bakersfield 93301.

Merced—3-5 p.m., Monday, March 5, 2018, demonstration at the corner of M St. & 16th Ave., Merced 95340.

Orosi—6 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, 2018, general meeting to condemn ICE actions held at Sand Creek Apartments, 41020 Road 124, Orosi 93647.

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